Behind An Extraordinary Person: Up Close With Condoleezza Rice

When President George H. W. Bush asked Condoleezza Rice, his director of Soviet Affairs in the National Security Council, to show Stanford University to Mikhail Gorbachev, a thought suddenly flashed across her mind: "Wow, I'm glad I changed my major."

Today, Rice, a former professor and provost, has returned to Stanford, this time as a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. She sat down with the Review at a conference table in her new office, relaxed and conversational.